January 28 at 6pm (PST) Avant Premiere and Q & A (available thru Feb. 6)
Please join us tonight for exclusive Avant Premiere followed by Q & A moderated by LAGFF Artistic Director Aris Katopodis with the creative team: Academy Awards winners Mitchell Block, Kim Magnusson, Zafeiris Haitidis, Pantelis Kodogiannis and special guest Mr. Makis Matsas a Greek Jewish Survivor, President of the Jewish Museum of Greece, President of Universal Music Greece and Minos Em and the holocaust survivor who appears in the film.
MY PEOPLE: THE JEWS OF GREECE
The Greek Holocaust Produced, written & directed by Anna Rezan The story of the Greek Jews during the Holocaust, the Axis occupation, the resistance, the role of the Christian clergy; a hymn to love and courage as it is discovered by a young woman in her quest to uncover her Greek Jewish family’s history.
My People is in consideration for an Oscar in the “Best Feature Documentary” category.
LoveBringslovEntertainment in association with Direct Cinema LTD & M&M Productions and Los Angeles Greek Film Festival proudly present the Avant Premiere of MY PEOPLE: THE JEWS OF GREECE to honor the Heritage & Memory: Focus on Jewish Greece event.
Register for complimentary pass at https://heritage.eventive.org/…/600ccd497d5693007eefdb5e/
It is not widely known that Jewish people have had a presence in Greece for more than 2,000 years. Thessaloniki, Greece was once coined the “Mother of Israel” or more accurately “La madre de Israel” because it was home to the largest Sephardic community in the world. The unknown story of the Greek Jews during the Holocaust, the Axis occupation, the untold story of the great Greek Resistance, the role of the Christian clergy’s hymn to love and courage as it is discovered by a young woman in her quest to uncover her Greek Jewish family’s history..”
A feature documentary by Anna Rezan. Her directorial debut is a love letter to her birth place, the country of Greece.
When the Axis powers attacked Greece, they faced the unknown but fierce Greek resistance, that was critical in the outcome of the war, the role of the Christian clergy and the Greek Jewish communities…but as a young woman uncovers this story, she discovers that unity, courage and most importantly love, are proven to be the ultimate powers of humanity.